Monday, January 16, 2017

Color Dare 226 - Happy Birthday

I took some time away from blogging over the holidays so am getting back into the swing of things with this week's Color Dare colors and made a birthday card for a family friend of ours.

The original design inspiration came from a card swap at the CTMH Convention last June; unfortunately, I didn't get the consultant's name who made the original with the Magical papers; if you happen to know who made this one, let me know so I can give proper credit! This was a quick and fun card to make to get back in the groove after the holidays.

Color Dare 226

Thursday, December 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Thrilled About Thin Cuts

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop, this month we are featuring different uses for Thin Cuts on your craft projects, my post is in line right after Catherine's blog.

I thought I'd start with a traditional use of a thin cut on a thank you card, I made a watercolor background and then layered on the "Thanks" thin cut.  The silver glitter paper is so pretty that I added a few extra circles to give the card a bit more pop.  I couldn't just throw away the negative space that was left behind so I used that on these cards and experimented with colors behind the cut-out for different effects.

Next up on the blog hop is Kirsten, hop on over to see what she has to share with us.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December SOTM Blog Hop - Thoughtful Flowers

This post is part of the December SOTM Blog Hop featuring artwork from the Thoughtful Flowers stamp set available through Close To My Heart.  I am in the line up right after Donna's blog

I started with a Colonial White tag then stamped a background on Glacier cardstock with one of the flower stamps and Glacier ink.  Next, I layered on some of the twine ribbon and stamped a sentiment with Smoothie ink.  For the flower, I double stamped the image, first in Fern ink on White Daisy paper and second on Smoothie paper with Smoothie ink and cut off the leaves to layer them together. For a final touch, I layered on two different color sequins.  This will be a great addition to a treat package topper.

Next up in the blog hop is Wendy, head on over to see what she has to share for artwork with us as you continue on with the blog hop.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Flower Market Blog Hop

This post is part of the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge blog hop.  This is the newest Cricut cartridge from Close To My Heart with 700 fun images to use on your crafty projects. For this blog hop, I am following Jean's blog,

I am working on a desk calendar workshop coming up in early December so thought this would be a perfect time to break out the Flower Market Cricut cartridge and try it out.  This fun wreath is found on page 42 and cut at 4" from Topiary cardstock, then cut a bunch of pink hearts at .25" with the Real Dial Size setting.  Wrap the wreath with pink and white twine from the Adventure Ribbon Pack and add some shimmer trim (or glitter glue if you'd like) behind the leaf openings and you have a nice embellishment for your desktop calendar page. This also is an entry in the Heart 2 Heart challenge for "anything but a card."

Next up is Jacquelin, hop on over to see what she has to share with us.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Color Dare 220 - Happy Birthday

For this week's Color Dare challenge, I made a fun birthday card with the Artbooking Cricut Cartridge.

To make this card:

  • Cut a 2.25" border found on page 66 in Colonial White and save the "honeycomb middles"
  • Sponge the border with Poppy,Saffron and New England Ivy inks.  Lay the border on the bottom portion of the card to line up the "middles" and mount those in the honeycomb pattern
  • Attach the border to the card
  • Use the thin cut for "happy" in Pomegranate paper
  • Stamp "birthday" in Pomegranate ink on Saffron paper and dovetail the end
  • Add a few clear sparkles for a little bling
Thanks for stopping by, if you'd like to check out more of what Close To My Heart has to offer, check out my website.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Ravishing Ribbon

Welcome to the CTMH Technique Blog Hop, this month we are featuring different uses for the new ribbon that's in our current catalog, my post is in line right after Catherine's blog.


For this card, I used this week's ColorDare challenge colors from the City Sidewalks paper collection. I used a 2" x 5.5" piece of City Sidewalks paper, then applied a strip of retired washi tape that I had on hand.  Next, I made a ribbon tree by folding small strips of green ribbon from the Enchantment ribbon collection for the tree then topped it with a small bow from the red ribbon.  Next, stamp the title from the D1694 - Very Merry Holiday stamp set and you've got a fun card to send out.

I'm actually last in line for this blog hop so to complete the loop if you started in the middle, hop on over to see what is on Melissa's blog for us or check out the other entries in this week's Color Dare Challenge.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SOTM Blog Hop - New Years Cheer

The November stamp of the month by Close To My Heart is called New Years Cheer and we have 29 consultant's participating in the blog hop, I am following Sheila in the line up.

I decided to make a 12 x 12 layout so I'm all ready to put pictures in after our annual celebration with our neighbors.  I usually start off my annual albums with a single layout ringing in the new year and like to incorporate a bit of bling to this page.  The bling here comes from silver glitter paper and silver embossing on the background section.  The Artistry Cricut cartridge has the New Years Eve title and I cut that from silver glitter paper then fussy cut an outline of Sapphire blue paper.

Supplies used:

  • Silver Glitter paper
  • Cardstock: White Daisy, Sapphire
  • Ink: Sapphire, Versamark
  • Silver embossing powder

Next up is Darlys, head on over to see what she's created for us this month.  If you don't already have a CTMH consultant, check out my website for any of these products used.

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